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If you love skiing, you should definitely visit the annual festival GrelkaFest held in April in Sheregesh – the most popular ski resort in Russia, located in the south of the Kemerovo region.

This time of year the weather is already warm enough. One of the main features of the festival is a massive ski descent of the participants wearing bikinis. From 2015, the participants also take part in a special ski descent wearing bright carnival costumes.

The carnival-parade at the festival GrelkaFest in Sheregesh, Russia, photo 1

very colorful event

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In the vast expanses of Russia, you can find almost everything – amazingly beautiful natural sites and diverse works of human hands.

Probably the strangest of these creations are bizarre and often creepy self-made toys standing in the open air almost anywhere where people live.

Strange self-made outdoor toys in Russia, photo 1

weird Russian outdoor toys

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On the central squares and streets of almost every city, town, and even village of the former Soviet Union, you can easily find a monument to Vladimir Lenin. Yelabuga, a small town in the Republic of Tatarstan, is no exception.

The town has probably the most unusual monument to Lenin in Russia. Just look at this marvel of monumental sculpture – the high stele with the tiny bust of Lenin on top. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

Bizarre Lenin monument, Yelabuga, Tatarstan, Russia, photo 1

marvelous monument

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Apr/15

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Creating a tourism brand of Russia

In February 2015, the Federal Agency for Tourism announced an open competition for the development of a tourism brand of Russia.

The aim is to develop visual symbols for use in relation to tourism and related services, outdoor advertising, souvenir, printing products, etc. The brand should create a positive, recognizable image of Russia, enhance the competitiveness of the tourism industry of the country.

Creating a tourism brand of Russia, logo 2

the most interesting works

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Dec/14

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Cubism in the Russian army

In Russia, there are many sayings and proverbs dedicated to idiocy that often occurs in the army. For example, “people, served in the army, don’t laugh in the circus” or “in the army, they carry round things and roll square ones”, etc.

And here’s one example. In winter, when the territory of the army garrisons is covered with deep snow, soldiers are often busy making these nice looking snowdrifts – square snowdrifts.

Square snowdrifts, the army of Russia, photo 1

square paradise

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Oct/14

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FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 emblem

October 28, 2014, the official emblem of FIFA World Cup 2018 hosted by Russia was revealed.

According to officials, the shape of World Cup 2018 logo takes on the universally recognisable outline of the World Cup Trophy, while the bold use of red, gold, black and blue in the emblem’s colour palette was inspired by centuries-old techniques seen in world-renowned Russian art dating back to the earliest icon paintings.

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 official emblem (logo)

and here is the reaction of the Russians

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It’s just a perfect illustration of the phrase that has become a cruise in today’s Russia – “We wanted the best, it turned out as always.” (turn on the subtitles)

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Mar/14

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Make snow tanks, not war

It is much better to make cool snow tanks than drive real ones on foreign territory

Cool snow tank, Russia

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It is a very cool series of photos. Look at the picture on the TV screen and how it is changing while Vladimir Putin is turning to it.

Even if the photos are photoshopped, there is some symbolism in them. Also, it should be noted that viewers at least in Russia saw this part of the ceremony this way.

What happens when Putin is not watching the Games, photo 1

what happened next

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Jan/14

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Soviet sports pin-up calendar 2014

Russian artist and illustrator Andrew Tarusov made a special Sports Calendar for 2014.

There are no Olympic symbols in the calendar which will become boring soon. Instead, it has some excellent pictures of drawn pin-up girls, and every month also has perky poem about different sports.

Soviet sports pin-up calendar 2014, cover

cool and stylish calendar

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